The figure was equivalent to 1.7% of the country’s GDP.
ANCOM adds that on average each Romanian generated a monthly income of nearly RON60 for companies providing electronic communication services, or 2% more than in the previous year. Meanwhile, ARPU per household stood at RON179, up 1.3% on the 2017 figure.
The biggest growth was seen in the fixed and mobile and internet sectors, where revenues rose by 12% to reach 4.8 billion. The rebroadcasting of services accounted for RON2.1 billion, fixed telephony RON1.5 billion (-10%) and mobile telephony RON6.5 billion (-3.4%).
ANCOM notes that the market leader in the telco sector had a share of 27%, with its two closest competitors claiming 24% and 21% respectively and other suppliers a combined 28%.